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A funny YouTube video/Doggy Christmas Surprise
Monday, December 07, 2009      8 comments

It's only 3 minutes long--and guaranteed to make you laugh. www.youtube.com/watch?v=
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Before and After Spark People
Wednesday, December 02, 2009      10 comments

On one of my teams, Determination and Accountability, I'm the person "on the podium" this week. Other people can ask me questions. I just posted an answer to one of the questions, and thought I'd re-post it here as a blog. Here are the ... Read more
Could I be a cross country skier?
Saturday, November 28, 2009      11 comments

Vacations from work are just the best! It's a sunny cool day here in Michigan, and my DH and I were looking for something to do to get us out of the house. I did a long bike ride on the indoor bike this morning, but wanted to get out into the ... Read more
Review of goals/new goals
Monday, November 16, 2009      8 comments

Last week I made a pretty intense list of goals for myself. I aimed really high, and didn't quite make it. BUT compared to the previous few weeks, it was a huge improvement. So for this week: 1. walking--last week goal was 21 miles,... Read more
Goals for this week
Wednesday, November 11, 2009      9 comments

It's so much fun to read other people's blogs and pick up their good ideas. Some of you are so organized about your workout goals. So I've made a list for just this week, which is now posted on my refrigerator. One week at a time... The ... Read more
Raking leaves + walking on a beautiful sunny day
Monday, November 09, 2009      9 comments

Yes--I'm grinning from ear to ear! Just finished well over an hour of raking leaves in our backyard--under a perfectly gorgeous, sunny Michigan sky. (We had a wet and gloomy October, so this weather is perfect!) Topped it off with a long walk... Read more
An amazing blog from a SparkFriend
Sunday, November 01, 2009      9 comments

One of my SparkFriends just posted an amazing blog about her first 150 days on SparkPeople. I'd like to link to it because it has re-inspired me! I've been letting work pressures de-rail my progress. I've been on a plateau for at least 4 ... Read more
Bob and Jillian--I need you both!
Tuesday, October 27, 2009      8 comments

Just got finished with two dvd's--Bob Harper's Weight Loss Yoga, then Jillian's 30 Day Shred--Level 2 for the first time. WOWZA!! This is what I need in my workout routine! EVERYDAY!! Cardio has gotten so much easier for me--and fun--ove... Read more
A great walk/run! I'm so pumped!
Monday, October 12, 2009      11 comments

After about a week of too much sitting on my butt, several days with no exercise, and yucky outdoor weather, I just got back from a fantastic 60 minute walk/run outside! It's a cool 45 degrees, a beautiful fall evening, with just enough street ... Read more
My friend's motivating blog
Sunday, October 11, 2009      6 comments

Today I came across a great blog written by one of my friends. It really spoke to me today. I hope you enjoy it too! The title of the blog is "Disempowerment" but don't let the title fool you--it's really about being empowered. (The bad stuf... Read more
Flu shot and muscles in arm
Friday, October 02, 2009      12 comments

Today I went to get my flu shot. The nurse felt my arm and said "be sure to relax your arm" and I said "it's relaxed already." She felt it again, and said, "wow--you've got MUSCLE!" Ahh--music to my ears! Jillian Michaels--you'd be proud... Read more
Walking/Running in pictures
Thursday, September 24, 2009      11 comments

Nope--no pictures of ME running! Is that what you were thinking? Haha. These are pictures of my beautiful spot that I've just discovered in the last couple of weeks. It only takes 5 minutes to walk there from my front door. It's a ch... Read more
Running--for the first time in YEARS.
Thursday, September 17, 2009      8 comments

I am so pumped and excited! Just got back from a 30 minute walk--with running. First time in about 16 years. I used to run 4 miles at a time on a regular basis --and did that up until my 40's. But then my knees went bad and I stopped runni... Read more
Have you seen this amazing video?
Saturday, September 12, 2009      6 comments

One of these days I'm going to write an original blog again like I did over the summer, but meanwhile I've been enjoying all the motivational articles here on SP. Just saw this video for the first time today. Evidently it's been around for awh... Read more
Making better choices
Tuesday, September 08, 2009      4 comments

If any of you have occasional days when you don't choose healthy foods, take a peek at these two blogs. I just read them this morning---not only are they wise--but they're funny and inspiring! So if you're looking for a laugh---and some motiv... Read more

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